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A history of African popular culture

Author: Karin Barber
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: New approaches to African history, 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Popular culture in Africa is the product of everyday life: the unofficial, the non-canonical. And it is the dynamism of this culture that makes Africa what it is. In this book, Karin Barber offers a journey through the history of music, theatre, fiction, song, dance, poetry, and film from the seventeenth century to the present day. From satires created by those living in West African coastal towns in the era of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karin Barber
ISBN: 9781107016897 1107016894 9781107624474 1107624479
OCLC Number: 1004636102
Description: x, 201 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Early popular culture: sources and silences --
Mines, migrant labour and township culture --
The city and the road --
The crowd, the state --
and songs --
The media: globalisation and deregulation from the 1990s till today --
Conceptualising change in African popular culture.
Series Title: New approaches to African history, 11.
Responsibility: Karin Barber.

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In this book, Karin Barber offers a journey through the history of music, theatre, fiction, songs, dance, poetry, jokes and film from the seventeenth century to the present day. It provides an ideal  Read more...

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